Darling Alalee

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Sweet Alalee so dear to me
She's gone for ever more
My home was down in Tennessee
Before the cruel war

And carry me back to Tennessee
There's where I long to be
Among the fields of yellow corn
With my darling Alalee

Oh why did I from day to day
Keep wishing to be free
And from my master run away
And leave my Alalee


They said that I would soon be free
And happy all the day
But if they take me back again
I'll never run away

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      6 Mar 1964 Before The Dead Black Mountain Boys

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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